Category: Training

Effective Support for Downsizing

Posted by Jeff Gorter on April 3, 2017

R3 Continuum’s Jeff Gorter, MSW discusses the power and impact of having a trained DEM provider onsite during a reduction in force or downsizing event.

R3 Speaks – Affective vs. Predatory Violence: All Violence is not the Same

Posted by George L. Vergolias on March 20, 2017

There is a clear and well-developed body of research showing that humans have two distinct psychobiological modes of violence and aggression response. One is Affective, or emotional; the other is Predatory, or targeted. Affective violence mobilizes the emotional “fight or flight” response system, towards thwarting off or evading a threat. Predatory violence mobilizes a more […]

Five principles underlying responding to a workplace event

Posted by Dennis Potter on March 6, 2017

In this video R3 contributor and DEM expert, Dennis Potter, LMSW, reviews the five underlying principles, that experts agree, should be the foundation of any workplace response. He takes time to discuss each principle briefly and offer his insight and some practical tips.

Introduction to PDE

Posted by Dennis Potter on February 6, 2017

In this video R3 contributor and DEM expert, Dennis Potter, LMSW, discusses a change in mindset and terminology.  Deliberately moving away from crisis response to potentially disruptive event (PDE) to better define the events found in today’s workplace.

Grief at Work

Posted by Gordon Greer on November 15, 2016

As mental health professions, we understand the importance of understanding the grieving process and its impact on employees after a Potentially Disruptive Event (PDE). But are we all up to speed with some of the latest research on the subject of grieving? This edition of Inside Crisis explores some of the latest thinking on the […]

Post Traumatic Growth

Posted by Dennis Potter on October 18, 2016

Much attention has been given to the sometimes negative effects of a Potentially Disruptive Event (PDE) in the workplace. But are the after effects all bad? Recent research done in the field of Positive Psychology has indicated that for some people, there is a life improvement as a result of going through a life changing […]

Organizational Resiliency for Banks and Credit Unions

Posted by Jeff Gorter on September 20, 2016

Financial Institutions have a culture that is unique in the workplace. It is important that we understand some of the stressors that occur after a Potentially Disruptive Event (PDE) strikes. This Inside Crisis discusses some of the finer points for providing a good intervention.

Managers Guide to Suicide Postvention

Posted by Dennis Potter on September 6, 2016

When an employee or a member of an employee’s family completes a suicide, it can be very disruptive to the workplace. Often times, a manager wants to be able to do something to help, and to get the workplace back to productivity. This edition of Inside Crisis offers some ideas on how to help managers […]

Responding to University based events

Posted by Dennis Potter on August 16, 2016

When a Potentially Disruptive Event (PDE) hits a university, it is often very different effects.  The culture of a university, the needs of the students, the faculty and parents make it a very challenging opportunity. This edition of Inside Crisis gives some ideas of handling a response within a university.

When are reactions NOT normal

Posted by Jessica Barton on July 19, 2016

A major part of our work when responding to Potentially Disruptive Events, is validating employees’ reactions to it. We want to help them tap into their natural resiliency and return to pre-incident functioning as quickly as they can. But what about reactions that are outside the “norm” of what you would expect? What do you […]